Match Preview: Paraguay 3-1 Ecuador Predictions and Betting Tips 25.03.2022

Paraguay – Ecuador Predictions & Tips For Today, Match 25, 2022.

Match: 00:30 Paraguay – Ecuador
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.49
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!

Paraguay – Ecuador Match Preview

  • With two games remaining in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification (WCQ), avoiding collecting the wooden spoon is all ninth-placed Paraguay have left to play for. Their salvation may come in the form of Venezuela’s demise elsewhere though, given that it’s now seven successive WCQ games without scoring a goal (D2, L5) for FIFA’s 50th ranked side.
  • Paraguay’s two WCQ victories in this cycle both came against bottom-placed Venezuela by a slender one-goal margin, whilst no CONMEBOL side has scored less WCQ goals than ‘Los Guaraníes’ nine goals this cycle. But not scoring goals is only half the problem as Paraguay’s defence continues to struggle, now conceding 23 strikes in this WCQ cycle, with a whopping 17 of those coming after the break!
  • At the other end of the CONMEBOL spectrum are Ecuador, who know that a three-point haul here would secure their qualification for football’s showpiece event in Qatar at the end of the year. Winning their two remaining WCQ games would also see ‘La Tri’ equal their best-ever WCQ total of 31 points that came back in qualification for the 2002 World Cup!
  • Things may not be as straightforward as the CONMEBOL table suggests however, as Ecuador have never won a WCQ game on Paraguayan soil (L8). That home team dominance is reflected across all WCQ H2Hs, with the away side on the day never winning, though the travelling team usually manages to score, with 11 of the last 12 WCQ H2Hs witnessing both teams find the net.
  • Players to watch: Ángel Romero is Paraguay’s leading marksman in this WCQ cycle so far, with two of his four strikes coming as game-opening penalties, Meanwhile Ecuador’s Michael Estrada has been in fantastic form during this WCQ cycle, with four of his six goals coming in the first half.
  • Hot stat: Paraguay’s last four home WCQ wins have ended 2-1.